FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, Caracas' newly elected mayor Antonio Ledezma and his wife Mitzy Capriles gesture to supporters and the press in Caracas, Venezuela. Ledezma was arrested in Feb. 2015 by the government of President Nicolas Maduro while holding same post that he won in 2013 elections. Maduro has seized on Ledezma's relationship with disgraced former President Carlos Andres Perez to accuse the 59-year-old politician of being a relic of the so-called Fourth Republic, a term created by Hugo Chavez to describe a sham, elite-dominated democracy that excluded the poor decades before Chavez was elected president in 1999 and began moving the country to the left.
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, Caracas' newly elected mayor Antonio Ledezma and his wife Mitzy Capriles gesture to supporters and the press in Caracas, Venezuela. Ledezma was arrested in Feb. 2015 by the government of President Nicolas Maduro while holding same post that he won in 2013 elections. Maduro has seized on Ledezma's relationship with disgraced former President Carlos Andres Perez to accuse the 59-year-old politician of being a relic of the so-called Fourth Republic, a term created by Hugo Chavez to describe a sham, elite-dominated democracy that excluded the poor decades before Chavez was elected president in 1999 and began moving the country to the left. Carlos Hernandez AP
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, Caracas' newly elected mayor Antonio Ledezma and his wife Mitzy Capriles gesture to supporters and the press in Caracas, Venezuela. Ledezma was arrested in Feb. 2015 by the government of President Nicolas Maduro while holding same post that he won in 2013 elections. Maduro has seized on Ledezma's relationship with disgraced former President Carlos Andres Perez to accuse the 59-year-old politician of being a relic of the so-called Fourth Republic, a term created by Hugo Chavez to describe a sham, elite-dominated democracy that excluded the poor decades before Chavez was elected president in 1999 and began moving the country to the left. Carlos Hernandez AP

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